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,847. house minority leader nancy pelosi will run again to keep her job. there had been questions about her future after last week's election. democrats picked up a handful of seats in the house but failed to retake control from republicans. today, the 72-year-old pelosi said fellow democrats encouraged her to stay on. >> my colleagues made it very clear. in fact, i think they must have coordinated with each other because their message was clear: don't even think of leaving. that was what i got over and over and over and over again. and i felt is this a coincidence or >> sreenivasan: pelosi is the only woman ever to serve as speaker of the house, but she lost that position when republicans won a majority in 2010. meanwhile, newly elected independent senator angus king of maine announced he will caucus with democrats. that effectively gives them 55 votes when the new senate convenes in january. the u.s. mmander in afghanistan, marine general john allen, won a statement of support today amid questions about his relationship with a florida woman. the military is now investigating allen's exten
stories yesterday is nancy pelosi, the top democrat in the house plans to stick around in her job as minority leader. how surprising was that news yesterday? caller: the sense upon reporters is that was what we expected. i think there was some questions both in 2010 when democrats lost control of the house. then again this year when democrats fell short of their initial goal of regaining control of the house whether leader nancy pelosi would stick around. i think she was signaling quietly by not letting people know she was staying. i think it was clear she wanted to first talk about and give the news to democrats behind closed doors. host: what does it indicate in terms of the direction of congressional democrats? what can we read from this move? caller: that the pelosi doctrine or the leadership she has had over 10 years, she was very instrumental in a lot of passing the legislation that the obama administration passed during its first term. health care, dodd-frank, a lot of these pieces of legislation. we are going to continue to see her in her role as minority leader and workin
reid and senator minority leader mitch mcconnell and nancy pelosi not surprising here. what's the expectation? >> well, you know, we'll see. publicly, suzanne, there has been a much more consillatory tone that we've seen since the election, whether it's from the president or the house speaker john boehner, but i can tell you in talking to sources privately on both sides of the aisle, they admit that it's all about positioning and posturing to make sure at the end of the day if we do go off the fiscal cliff that they're not blamed for it. they're the ones who looked reasonable, not unreasonable, and they're preparing for the other side to blame them for the opposite, if that makes sense. that's a lot of what you are saying in public. the reality is that neither side has a really clear machine date or clear vote and no one wants to look at the end of the day like they never gave compromise a chance. listen to republican bob corker, though, because there does seem to be a little bit of a crack on the republican side on whether or not it's okay to raise some taxes. >> i think th
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